WICHITA, Kan. - The State of Kansas is ending a career technical education program that local school officials say is important. That has some of the Wichita School Board riled up.
Because of finances, the state is cutting a program that helps the district work with students between 7th and 12th grades who might go on to a technical career.
Board member Sheril Logan asked if the district could keep an ongoing list of state cuts that are passed on to local boards. Board President Lynn Rogers agreed. "I think that's a good idea," Rogers said. "I think particularly with as many state officials that have lectured us on vo-tech, and how important that is, and then when push comes to shove, that's the first thing they cut." he said.
Superintendent Allison said he thinks this is just the beginning of the state funding cuts. He will bring the school board options for ways to keep the program or something similar, at an estimated cost of $26,000.